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in teenagers and young adults. >> reporter: when carolyn hail counsels young people with cancer at a vanderbilt children's hospital she speaks from experience. 10 years ago at age 13 she complained of back pain. doctors said it was from her backpack but she turned out to have nonhodgkins lymphoma wrapped around her spine. >> they hit you with so many poisonous drugs so much chemotherapy you can't help but feel lifeless. >> reporter: carolyn is part of a largely unknown group in the war on cancer. adolescents and young adults ages 15 to 39 account for 72,000 cans serious every year. unlike other groups their mortality rates have not improved. >> our peers are suffering because there's not been medical advances that have trickled down to our age group. >> reporter: after surviving brain cancer at age 21. matthew zachary founded an organization called stupid cancer. >> young adults get cans serious that are easily screened they get hodgkins czar could ma not detectable cancers. they screen you for hodgkins but there's no such test. by the time you realize what you have symptom
. >> reporter: when carolyn hale counsels young people with cancer at vanderbilt children's hospital, she speaks from experience. ten years ago, at age 13, hale complained of back pain. doctors said it was from her backpack, but she turned out to have non-hodgkin's lymphoma wrapping around her spine. >> they hit you with so many poisonous drugs, so much chemotherapy, that you just can't help but feel lifeless. >> reporter: carolyn is part of a largely unknown group in the war on cancer. adolescents and young adults ages 15 to 39 account for more than 72,000 new cancers every year, seven times more than pediatric cancers. and unlike other groups, their mortality rate have not improved. >> our peers are suffering because there's not been medical advances that have trickled down to our age group. >> reporter: after surviving brain cancer at age 21, matthew zachary founded an organization called stupid cancer. >> young adults who don't get cancers that are easily screened, they get hodgkin's, they get sarcomas, usually not detectable cancers. so it's not like you can go to the doctor and say, "scree
and young adults. >> what are you studying? >> i'm a math major. >> reporter: when carolyn hale counsels young people at vanderbilt cancer hospital with cancer, she speaks from experience. ten years ago at age 13, hale complained of back pain. doctors said it was from her backpack but she had nonhodgkin's lymphoma on her spine. >> they hit you with so much poisonous drugs and chemotherapy you can't help but feel lifeless. >> reporter: she is part of an unknown group on the war on cancer. adolescents and young aat all times account for 72,000 new cancers every year. seven times more pediatric cancers and unlike other groups their mortality rates have not improved. >> our peers are suffering because there has not been medical advances that have trickled down to our age group. >> reporter: after surviving brain cancer at age 21, matthew zachary founded an organization called stupid cancer. >> young people don't cancer that is usually screened. they get hodgkin's, sarcoma and and not likely easily detectable. they go to the doctor and say screen me for hodgkin's. >> reporter: survivorship at
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